His bells ring out jiang-jiang, / While the waters of the Huai go sweeping on ; / Sad is my heart and wouded. / [...] Cf. Shijing 208
The Master said, "The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue." [...] Cf. Lunyu 344
Sung / Conflict / Heaven and water go their opposite ways: The image of CONFLICT. Thus in all his transactions the [...] Cf. Yijing 6
He who holding the Great From goes about his work in the empire / Can go about his, yet do no harm. / All is peace, [...] Cf. Daodejing 35
Master, I hail you from my heart, / And your fame arisen to the skies.... / Renouncing in ruddy youth the [...] Cf. Tangshi 100
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths [...] Cf. Sunzi 20
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